For many years, Arizona was a staunchly anti-online wagering state, however, come April 2021, the winds of change finally blew through the Grand Canyon State.
Confronted by the economic downturns of the global pandemic, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and a Navajo Nation attorney fought to expand the state’s gaming options. Tribal Casinos led the way in opening up the sports betting industry in Arizona, both land-based and online.
State Legislators finally came onboard with the Tribes and passed a pair of sports betting bills and the Governor signed NJ-style online sports betting sites into law later the same month. Arizona Sports Betting is expected to begin in September 2021.